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What I Go To School For – Theatre Royal Brighton


Youth Music Theatre UK (YMT) Presents


WHAT I GO TO SCHOOL FOR  –  the Busted musical

By James Bourne and Elliot Davis


Four performances only!


Thu 18 – Sat 20 Aug

Eves 7.30pm

Sat mat 2.30pm



WORLD PREMIERE! After their smash hit Olivier Award nominated musical Loserville, Busted’s James Bourne and award winning writer Elliot Davis team up with critically acclaimed Youth Music Theatre UK for a third time to present electrifying new show What I Go To School For – the Busted musical!


Featuring some of Busted’s biggest hits including Air Hostess, Crashed the Wedding and Year 3000 plus a host of brand new songs, What I Go To School For follows a group of teenagers living in a world that just doesn’t understand them. Desperate to escape their humdrum hometown, they soon discover the need to break the rules to find out who they really are.


Guaranteed to have you rocking in your seats and featuring 40 talented young performers and musicians, this groundbreaking new show is a must see for all the family – four performances only!


The cast of 40 young performers and musicians are from all over the UK and Ireland.  They are all aged from 11 to 21 and have been selected from YMT’s National Auditions Tour, where over 1,000 young people auditioned to join the YMT 2016 Company.


James Bourne – Music and Lyrics

Musician and songwriter James Bourne has just finished one of the highest grossing tours of 2015 with McBusted (with members of McFly) playing to over 600,000 people on an arena tour of the UK and overseas.

The tour featured numbers from both Busted and Mcfly repertoire. James formed Busted in 2000, producing two hit albums (Busted and A Present for Everyone), which sold over two million records in the UK and a further four million worldwide.

James has written seven number one hit songs, had numerous top three singles, and played to sold out arenas across the UK.


Elliot Davis – Music and Book


Elliot has written the script, music and lyrics for Loserville, which after a successful run at West Yorkshire Playhouse in June 2012 opened at The Garrick Theatre, in the West End from the 1st October 2012.

Elliot collaborated with Youth Music Theatre UK and James Bourne on Loserville with whom he has also written Out There.

Recently Elliot co-wrote the book of Soho Cinders with Anthony Drewe, (music by George Stiles), which premiered in concert form in the West End in 2011 and had a successful seven week run at the Soho Theatre.

He wrote the book for a new musical in Malaysia called The Secret Life Of Nora, which won best original book in the Best Original Book and Audience Choice Award for Best Musical in The BOH Cameronian Arts Awards.

Elliot also has a prolific career writing for Radio and has written and produced the many documentary profiles of the world’s leading musicians for the BBC.



Youth Music Theatre UK (YMT)


YMT is the leading music theatre company for young people aged 11-21. YMT is a national performing arts company that specialises in creating brand new music theatre.

We work across the UK and Ireland with leading industry professionals to offer unique opportunities and high-quality training to young singers, actors, dancers and musicians as well as emerging artists and stage technicians.

Each summer, YMT creates at least eight brand new musicals across the UK with over 300 young people drawn from a national auditions tour who form the YMT Company.


As an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, YMT is a youth theatre like no other putting young people at the centre of the creative process to produce vibrant, innovative and original works in some of the UK’s top venues and festivals.

We work with people aged 11-21 from any and every background and our courses offer significant personal and educational benefits: developing self-esteem as well as improving communication and team-work skills whilst working in a professional environment.




0844 871 7650***

(bkg fees apply)

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